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Please conduct ALL of your discussion in regards to Chuck Liddell facing Rich Franklin in this thread. All threads made about this fight will be merged into this one.
 

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I think I'm gonna give it to Liddell. His chin isn't what it used to be but I don't see Franklin having the KO power to put him out. And if Franklin can't KO Liddel, he'll eventually eat a patented Liddel overhand and that'll be all folks. At least that's my opinion...
 

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This is all about how Liddell fights. Rich has the striking, clinch work and wrestling to beat him now. But if Liddell comes in sharp and ready to fight I think he'll catch Rich early in the second. If not I've got Rich by UD.
 

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Rick Franklin by UD. Franklin is well rounded and he is the type of fighter that wins decisions. Chuck may tag Franklin and finish him with GnP, but I'm giving the edge to Rich. He knows what Liddell does, and he is gonna be very careful not to walk into that overhand right. Chuck is getting old and he might gas in the last round if the fight is high paced.
 

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Franklin doesn't know what to expect from Liddell

I like Chuck. He’s a good guy. I doubt he’s going to, just based on his Dancing With the Stars performance, just mesmerize me with some of his moves. The thing is, in this sport, it’s kinda crazy because you’re expected to take three or four fights a year in mixed martial arts, but when you look at the top level boxers, often times boxers have anywhere from six to twelve months between fights. It’s a normal thing for that to happen. For myself particularly, I’ve had nine months since my last fight and if I was a top-level professional boxer, it wouldn’t be so abnormal but in this sport people are like, whoa what do you think about ring rust. In Chuck’s case, he’s had 14 months off. I don’t know if that’s going to be a factor or anything like that but he looked to be in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in when I saw him recently. I heard he hired a new wrestling coach so as far as getting a gauge on this fight, I’m not really sure what his game plan will be coming in. I don’t know if were gonna see the same Chuck we normally see or if he’s gonna try to switch things up and look to take me down or what his game plan will be.

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2010/6/7/1505370/ufc-115-rich-franklin-doesnt-know

Is it just me or does he sound like he's psyching himself out?
 
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